The Philosophers' Take on The Matrix Trilogy

Richard Stanley

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This 2004 documentary, Philosophy and the Matrix, gives a survey of commentaries from numerous academic philosophers regarding what is being presented in The Matrix. Since the Matrix metaphor is used frequently here, it might be well to watch this, especially touching on Neo's aspect as The One, a gnostic vision of the Savior. And then how does this compare to the orthodox Roman conception of the same? According to the seeming consensus, Neo and associates, are struggling against the Matrix's Vanity and Corruption, which has put everyone else to sleep. And thus willing to trade reality for an illusion of paradise.

But there is so much more, a tour de force of philosophical concepts.


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For me the matrix needs to be seen for what it is. A spectacular and well produced piece of corporate mass media.

The 'metaphor' seems to be the machines have taken over humanity. But for me the metaphor is corporate mass media itself.

People who watch this film think they have become 'awakened'. In effect they feel they have taken the blue pill .... and indeed they have! But the blue pill is not a narrative outside the matrix, it is just another narrative within it. The blue pill is a dream, just like the red pill. There is no rebellion that comes from watching a corporate production. Not a rebellion against corporation that is.

The film makers even put a scene in that said so. There is a moment where neo is 'outside' the matrix being chased by sentinels ... and he raises up his hand and they fall to the ground. "how did you do that?" asks trinity. "I dont know" replies neo.

well the only logical and consistent answer is that the blue pill is also in the matrix. In other words........ you have consumed a corporate production. You are not awake.


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It would seem that there are bloodlines in competition for control of the resources and for the souls of Adam.
The answer to the matrix is there is a slow evolution of consciousness.
Decency for instance is not in the fertility religions. A higher plane of thinking is evolving but men are flesh and blood not "souls" as in Neo-Platonism. The reason the main protagonist is named Neo is to give you the clue to thinking about the Matrix and the Monad.
00 Index to the Magic Bible Pages * – The Magic Bible

Richard Stanley

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No doubt there is an evolution that is always taking place in human collective minds, as witnessed throughout known history, and so it is with this 'God' in the Bible. The early 'God' acknowledges that there are indeed other gods, only that one must obey him and not the other real gods ... or ELSE.

Now, the neurotic, mewling followers of this god insist that this same 'God' is only all about the LOVE (the good kind and not the bad kind). Yet, his son refused to take charge when his half-brother, Satan, offered him control over Earth.

Most Abrahamicists fail to comprehend the underlying encrypted Good and Evil ontology of their own cults. It is sitting within the true interpretation of Isaiah 45:7, where their 'God' properly (here at least) asserts that he is the author of Everything, including all Evil. This is nothing different than Brahman breathing himself into and out of All Existence, his fractal Man-ifestations (like you) unknowing of their origins and choosing to be conditionally Good or Evil in each moment of each Breath of Brahmin / Yahweh / ... .

Not coming to terms with such a substrate, the neurotically obsessed become paranoid that their perceived Evil opposites are out to destroy them, thus causing the neurotically obsessed to lash out (hence the term - reactionary) and become evil themselves, if they weren't already so in the first place. Merely the perception or knowledge of otherness does not prove They are Evil, as They are likely thinking the same of Us.